middle screw on Macbook sticking out

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WillMak, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys when I got my macbook back from RSD repair they didn't screw the middle screw completely in so it sticks out. I tried screwing it back in but it won't turn for some reason. Can I just "force" it in without worrying about damaging something?
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Compare its length with another screw before trying brute force.
     
  3. Hockeypuck macrumors regular

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    It is possible they mixed it up with one of the two outer screws.. but I would try backing it out a bit, then putting it back in. It shouldn't take force, it may have also been cross-threaded a bit.

    The two closer to the edge should be longer than the one on the middle if I remember correctly.
     
  4. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    dont force it in! You can never force in a screw, you'll damage something no doubt.
     
  5. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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  6. JAT macrumors 603

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    That screw attaches to the heatsink or proc, I believe. I wouldn't tweak on it. The same thing happened to our MB, the screw isn't flush anymore after a logicboard swap. Something happened.
     
  7. minty-freshness macrumors member

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    AHH. that happened with me too... except it happened when i was playing with my macbook. and one of the shoulder screws is also "screwed" up. no pun intended.:(
     

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